Making your home more comfortable and energy-efficient doesn’t necessarily require expensive upgrades or tedious renovations.
We see technology all around us, and while it’s incredibly helpful, it also has a negative effect on our planet, our communities, and our energy bills.
Energy efficiency means that a system uses less energy to perform the same job. This would mean that an energy efficient home can lower your utility bills, and it’s better for the environment! The first step in reducing your home’s energy waste begins when you become aware of how energy is used, wasted, and how you can use it more effectively.
Many people want to make a change in their lifestyle and homes, but don’t know where to start. Luckily, below are some simple tips and tricks that will help make your home more energy-efficient.
Use Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
Though it may seem like a small change, exchanging your existing light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs can make a huge difference.
More and more types of lightbulbs are being introduced to the market every day, each varying in price.
From LED’s to CFLs, energy-efficient lightbulbs not only use less than two-thirds of the energy a regular incandescent lightbulb does but also last 10 times longer.
Clean Your AC Filters Regularly
Many homeowners tend to forget or delay cleaning out their AC filters whenever they become too dirty.
If you feel as though your home is taking too long to heat up in winter or cool down in the summer, chances are your HVAC system’s air filters are clogged. When a significant amount of dust and hair gets accumulated on AC filters, it makes the appliance use more power to reach the temperature you’ve set.
Be sure to replace or clean your filters as often as every month to avoid having your energy bills skyrocket beyond belief.
Schedule an HVAC Check-Up Annually
Having a fully operational and energy-efficient HVAC system can make all the difference when it comes to saving on energy bills.
Upon arrival, HVAC specialists check for defects or malfunctions. They remove accumulated dirt, dust and dander, and address any repair problems during their annual check-up. Catching and fixing problems with your HVAC systems early on will help prevent expensive repairs and replacements down the road.
If your furnace is nearing the end of its lifespan and has been performing poorly, it may be time to look for a new, energy-efficient replacement. Not only will your home heat and cool faster, but you’ll also reduce your energy bills.
It’s typically recommended to have your HVAC system inspected right before the winter season starts. You don’t want to be stuck with an inefficient heating system in the cold Ottawa months.
Invest in an Energy-Efficient Home and Save on Your Energy Bills
Is your HVAC system not performing as well as it used to? Whether due to old age or a simple malfunction, having an inefficient system can cause your utility bills to increase significantly.
Our professional HVAC technicians have the expertise and equipment needed to carry out the needed repairs to get your home on the right track to being energy efficient.
At Advanced HVAC, your satisfaction is our top priority. From repairs and regular maintenance to furnace installations, you can count on us to do the job right.
Reach out to us to learn more about having an energy-efficient home and book your next appointment today.